Baked Scallops

2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves of garlic – minced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Lemon zest
Flat leaf Italian Parsley – chopped
1 pound bay scallops
4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons unsalted butter

(1/4 cup butter - melt in small frying pan, add 1 cup fresh bread crumbs and toss to coat. Mix in a little minced garlic and stir until crumbs are lightly toasted)

What to do:
1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2 Into a small bowl place the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley and scallops. Season with salt and pepper. Stir well to combine. Set aside.

3 Spray your ramekins with cooking spray. (melt 1 to 2 teaspoons of butter in each small gratin dish). Using a slotted spoon place enough scallops into each ramekin so that they’re 3/4 full or equally divided between the four ramekins. Top with 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs per ramekin {small} and a 1/2 teaspoon butter each.

4 Bake until golden and bubbly, approximately 10-15 minutes.